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. investigators continue to search for the fire at bridgeport court that burned dozens of people out of their homes. abc7 news reporter thomas roman is live at the scene. thomas, an emotional night there. >> a very sad 24 hours, ama. the fire started this time last night. family and friends gathered to console maldonado for the loss of her daughter and her parents. she told us she has no warning a fire has started and she didn't hear any alarms. the families were joined by their family with the rosary. all three died in a fire that destroyed the second floor apartment on bridgeport court in west san jose. cecilia maldonado lost her parents and child in a single night. >> the fire alarm didn't go off. >> she says she tried to save them. >> i know my brother's room was on fire. i ran out and tried to get the fire distinguisher and broke the glass. i couldn't put it out. >> she says kyra decided to sleep in her parents' back bedroom. >> they took care of me and my baby. >> the two-alarm fire started 11:00 p.m. on saturday and was quickly put out by the more than 50 firefighters who resp
on bridgeport court in west san jose. cecilia maldonado lost her parents and child in a single night. >> the fire alarm didn't go off. >> she says she tried to save them. >> i know my brother's room was on fire. i ran out and tried to get the fire distinguisher and broke the glass. i couldn't put it out. >> she says kyra decided to sleep in her parents' back bedroom. >> they took care of me and my baby. >> the two-alarm fire started 11:00 p.m. on saturday and was quickly put out by the more than 50 firefighters who responded. two other people were taken to a local hospital as was a san jose police officer who suffered smoke inhalation after rescuing a resident. this man who declined to give his name lived below the apartment. he came by to get what he could salvage. he says he and his girlfriend woke up to screams. >> we freaked out. we saw the fire and the flames and got up instantly. >> now he and 56 others who live at the complex are homeless until the building is safe to live in. >> i am here to grab my stuff and go home. don't really have somewhere to go. >> rod rigo vargas was
,200 homicides. >>> the sandy hook school shooting has had an immediate affect on one city. police in bridgeport, connecticut, are determined to get guns off the streets by buying them back using $100,000 in donations from the public. here's david arioso. >> reporter: william porter says he is done with guns. the elementary school shooting in nearby newtown, connecticut, struck a nerve. >> my wife cried. we was out shopping and heard it while we was in the store. she cried. you know, it's wrong. >> how are you, sir? >> reporter: porter is turning over his handgun to police in connecticut's most populous city, the largest gun buyback ever. with well over $100,000 in private donations, police are taking the weapons no questions asked. >> i know that every gun we take in is one less gun that has the potential to kill our children. >> reporter: more than 100 guns have been collected in the first two days and are expected to e melted down. but can buybacks like this make a dent? >> these guns could have created victims. we know that if we can reduce the number of weapons that are available through b
50 miles an . imagine the waves. all rain from trendon up through bridgeport. some heavy at times. sleet mixing in and snow across parts of the canadian border, winds across a large swath. wind gusting to 50 miles per hour, enough to do some damage. snow totals expected in the next 48 hours or so. along the mountains and across the east side of the great lakes, mostly rain today. looking ahead toward next week. a chance of snow after christmas. let's get through today. >> exactly. my strategy. let's get through today, worry about it when we're there. >>> the wind and rain so powerful in alabama, they uprooted a mercedes dealership's massive billboard. that's the billboard right there. send it crashing into an suv. 50 cars damaged. strong winds flipped some of the cars and downed power lines and debris damaged other cars as well. >>> other stories to talk about this morning. good morning to up. >> thank you, soledad. 2 1/2 hours from now, everything will stop in connecticut and in states across the country. a moment of silence at 9:30 eastern. church bells will toll 26 times in the
into bridgeport, connecticut and once you start heading to upstate new york, it's accumulation. we're talking about a foot or more for upstate new york, 3 to 6 for places like massachusetts, worcester and the berkshires. the pocono mountains will see about 6 inches of snow and into northwestern new jersey you're still looking at snow as well. this is a strong area of low pressure, it will work its way across the northeast. the cold air coming in behind it will help enhance the heaviest snow across the great lakes and extreme northern new england. we're also experiencing some bitterly cold temperatures right here in the south. this morning it's 35 in atlanta, 33 in birmingham. the cold air is here. for southerners this is a big deal. we're not used to this cold weather. back to you. >> none of us are. bonnie schneider, thanks so much. >>> the storm has done considerable damage in the southern states. take a look at incredible video we have from a surveillance camera. this is from a walgreens in mobile, bomb bomb. this is from a walgreens in mobile, alabama. >> i've never been in a war zone but
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